Hyatt Place Los Angeles – LAX El Segundo

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Earlier this month I stayed at the Hyatt Place Los Angeles while in the city on business. Located 2 miles from the LAX airport, the Hyatt Place Los Angeles is the ideal hotel for layovers, those on business or travellers who want to have easy access to attractions and businesses in both El Segundo and Los Angeles. When staying at Hyatt Place Los Angeles, there is a free shuttle from the airport … [Read more...]

Fremont Street Las Vegas

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Fremont Street was at the top of my list of must-sees while in Las Vegas, after all it's where Vegas first began. If you think that The Strip has sights, Fremont Street is has even more neon lights and action at every turn. This street is considered the downtown of Las Vegas, the old part of Las Vegas which is kinda cool yet more seedy that the trendy and polished Strip. As you'd expect, there's bars and … [Read more...]

Best Campsites in Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks that we have in the US. Around every turn is another view that literally takes your breath away. You can drive the Road to the Sun once it opens in July and see dozens of waterfalls, and then wildflowers bloom throughout the rest of the summer. You can camp in one of the established campsites or grab a pass to do some seriously awesome backpacking … [Read more...]

The Whole Dam Tour

  We landed in Las Vegas in the early AM, knowing that check-in wasn't until later afternoon. As much as we wanted to concentrate on seeing the strip for first trip to sin city, we also didn't want to miss the chance to see Vegas beyond the strip. So, our early arrival was a perfect excuse to meet up with a friend whom lived in the city, to do a little sightseeing. Our first stop was to see the famed Hoover … [Read more...]

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  What a better way to see Las Vegas for the first time than a spontaneous decision to attend a concert! Really, it must have been one of the most bizarre things I've ever done, all in the name of seeing one of my favorite bands. Calling hubby, "So, I kinda bought us tickets to see Of Monsters And Men ... in Vegas. Guess we're going to Vegas!" I clicked that purchase button without even thinking about … [Read more...]

Vegas Skyline: by Day, by Night

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  My hubby and I just returned from a 4 day vacation to Vegas, our first trip to sin city. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas hotel, and had the most amazing views from our terrace. Here is the famous Vegas Skyline: by day and by night. Isn't it gorgeous? Who's been to Vegas?   . . . … [Read more...]

Fisherman’s Wharf, Family Travel to San Francisco

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During our Disney Wonder cruise down the West coast, the ship docked right beside Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf, the perfect place for families to sightsee while in San Francisco. Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to Pier 39, which I included in my San Francisco for family travel post, yet The Wharf and surrounding area offer so much, so it needed it's own post! Note that it's a busy location, so expect tons of … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Attractions in San Francisco

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Looking for Family Friendly Attractions in San Francisco? Last Fall my family embarked on a Disney Wonder Cruise, with a two-day stop in San Francisco as we made our way down the West coast. First of all, when docking from a cruise ship in San Francisco, you really are in one sweet spot. There's so much to see in the immediate area, but other family-friendly attractions are only a shot cab {or trolley ride} … [Read more...]

Magic Behind Secret of the Wings; Disney Toon Studios

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I had the opportunity to go to Disney Toon Studios and see all the behind the scenes action for Secret of the Wings, a quite the incredible experience. Magic, hard work, and dusted with a very creative and determined team forms this film. Want a sneak peek for yourself? Ritsuko Notani was a friendly and familiar face to see at the studios, I first met Ritsuko when I attended a press trip for Tinker Bell and the Great … [Read more...]

How to Tell Your Kids ‘You’re Going to Disneyland!’

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My family and I just got back from a magical adventure aboard the Disney Wonder which included a trip to Disneyland. One of the first things hubby and I wondered after getting that jaw-dropping invite was, "How do we tell the kids?". After all, I'm not the type of person to casually break news like this over breakfast cereal. I like to do things big, especially for something this big, just like when we told the kids … [Read more...]

Disney Animation Research Library, ‘The Vault’

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During my time in Los Angeles last month for #DisneyInHomeBloggers, I had a complete OMG moment. While press trips and other behind-the-scenes tours that I attend, leave me with that 'wow' feeling {completely fortunate that I have these moments, btw}, there was one particular tour that was nothing short of amazing. Literally, my mouth dropped and I don't think it shut the entire time. Let me take you through a top … [Read more...]